Paradise Valley Nature Reserve KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Paradise Valley Reserve is one of nature’s gems surrounded by the Umbilo River and tucked away near Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg. In 1905, a flood put an end to Durban’s Umbilo Dam. The railway bridge gave way and the ensuing tidal wave killed hundreds of people and destroyed countless homes on the lower Umbilo riverbanks

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De Waal Park Cape Town

David Christiaan de Waal David Christiaan de Waal was Mayor of Cape Town from 1889-1890. Before he became mayor but while he was a city councilor and member of the Legislative Council of the Cape Colony, he planted thousands of trees. De Waal loved trees for their “serene dignity and branches pointed heavenward as a…

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